Monthly sessions starting on Thu 7 Mar, 5.30pm – 8.30pm

Are you interested in events and performances that take place outside?

We are looking for people aged 18 – 30 who want to learn more about outdoor arts, with the chance to meet other professionals, and visit outdoor festivals. You might be a performer, producer, designer or production specialist – we’re looking for a range of skills and interests, but no previous experience is necessary.

Outdoor arts includes many different artforms including theatre, dance, music, puppetry, comedy, pyrotechnics, visual art, digital art, carnival and circus. It can be performed anywhere, in the streets, parks and squares, on roofs and on rivers, across cities, towns and villages, in festivals in fields and festivals on high streets!

Free SIRF Outdoor Arts Collective sessions at ARC

The monthly sessions will take place at ARC Stockton and will include masterclasses with industry professionals including outdoor arts performers, makers, producers and programmers. As part of the group you will get to go on free trips to UK based outdoor arts festivals and in SIRF 2024!

Participants must be living or studying in the Tees Valley
Travel bursaries are available and food will be provided as part of the sessions

To book your space please contact Lynne Lawson, ARC’s Creative Learning Coordinator on [email protected] or 01642 525199

What is SIRF?

SIRF (Stockton International Riverside Festival) is an annual outdoor arts festival that takes place across Stockton town centre for four days on the first weekend in August, presenting amazing shows from the UK and across the world.